Daniel Craig is the highest-paid James
Bond star ever.
The 44-year-old actor – who reprised his role as the
iconic British spy for the third time in Skyfall – will earn
£31m to portray the suave secret agent in two more
movies, dwarfing the pay cheques received by his
Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to play Bond in
1962, earning £10 000 to star in Dr. No. His salary
steadily rose, with the average pay for his work on six
films in the franchise averaging at £218 000 – around
£3m in today’s prices.
George Lazenby earned £340 000 – the equivalent of
£460 000 today – for his one outing as 007 in On Her
Majesty’s Secret Service, while Sir Roger Moore
brought home an average of £1.4m, or £6.3m today,
from his seven films.
Timothy Dalton also averaged £1.4m for his two films,
while Pierce Brosnan’s average amounted to £6.1m, or
£8.7m in today’s prices.
Daniel’s new deal brings his pay average to £9.6m per
The huge contract surpasses the £10.7m he earned for
Skyfall, which at the time overtook the £10.3m Pierce
Brosnan took home for starring in 2002 Bond movie
Die Another Day.
Daniel – who is married to Rachel Weisz – has seen his
salary in the role take a huge jump, having earned
£1.9m for his 2006 debut Casino Royale and £4.4m for
2008’s Quantum of Solace.
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